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Southerland Trail   Leave a comment

Saguaros Near Trail-1248 blogSoutherland Trail — Image by kenne

Hiking in March 
We start off cold      
     soon hikers remove layers. 
Looking down on the trail 
High behind saguaro cactus      
     some hikers now out of sight. 
Meadow below has patches 
Of green but few wildflowers, 
   some poppies begin to open. 
Nobody bothers you on the trail 
Where the mountains      
     sweep down on Catalina.

-- kenne

Hiking The Southerland Trail in Catalina State Park — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Southernland Trail Panorama- blogHikers On Southerland Trail, March 2, 2018

 

Hiking The Southerland Trail in Catalina State Park (Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.) — Images by kenne


This trail is usually an excellent wildflower trail, not this year. The primary reason is very little rain this winter. Some recent rains will help for propagating next year’s wildflowers — no “Fields of Poppies” this year.

Catalina State Park Panorama   1 comment

Baby Jesus TrailCatalina State Park is located at the western edge of the Santa Catalina Mountains — Panorama by kenne

 

Catalina State Park Panorama   Leave a comment

Baby Jesus TrailCatalina State Park Panorama by kenne

I do not know if the desert can be loved,
but it is the desert that my treasure lies hidden.

— Paulo Coelho

Twin Saguaros   4 comments

Baby Jesus TrailTwin Saguaros — Image by kenne

Green towers

Almost nothing
interrupted the
twin towers
perfection.

My right shoulder 
aches, 

moving to compose
the desert 
symbol
of dreams.

— kenne

Springtime In Catalina State Park   Leave a comment

Southerland Trail-02 blogCatalina State Park — Image by kenne

Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate;
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.

— from The Honest Man’s Fortune by John Fletcher

Desert Balloons   5 comments

Wildflowers (1 of 1)-8 blog framedBrittlebush Blossoms Along a Trail– Image by kenne

DESERT BALLOONS

I was walking this trail
holding strings to many
helium filled balloons.

a trail runner asks;
how come you are walking
with all those balloons?

I’m a wildflower, I said;
can’t you tell,
I’m connected to them.

he looked at me
not sure what I was —
I just looked back.

— kenne

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